Greenville, Mississippi Population 2021

27,605
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Greenville is a city located in Washington County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 27,605, it is the 10th largest city in Mississippi and the 1392nd largest city in the United States . Greenville is currently declining at a rate of -2.61% annually and its population has decreased by -19.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,400 in 2010. Greenville reached it's highest population of 45,226 in 1990. Spanning over 28 miles, Greenville has a population density of 1,026 people per square mile.

The average household income in Greenville is $47,717 with a poverty rate of 37.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $694 per month, and the median house value is $78,300. The median age in Greenville is 36.9 years, 33.2 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Greenville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Greenville was:

  • Black or African American: 81.73%
  • White: 16.09%
  • Two or more races: 0.86%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Greenville, Mississippi is 27,605 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,825.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,400.

Greenville, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202141,655-1,127-2.71%
202042,782-1,127-2.63%
201943,909-1,127-2.57%
201845,036-1,161-2.58%
201746,197-986-2.13%
201647,183-776-1.64%
201547,959-1,049-2.19%
201449,008-653-1.33%
201349,661-358-0.72%
201250,019-436-0.87%
201150,455-642-1.27%
201051,0970.00%

Greenville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American25,00181.73%
White4,92116.09%
Two or More Races2630.86%
Asian2420.79%
Some Other Race1160.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.15%
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Greenville Population by Race

Greenville Population Pyramid $2021

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Greenville Median Age

36.9


Total

33.2


Male

39.1


Female

Greenville Adults

There are 22,581 adults, (4,729 of whom are seniors) in Greenville.

Greenville Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Greenville Sex Ratio

Female

16,854

55.10%

Male

13,734

44.90%

Greenville Population by Age

Greenville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Greenville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.4%28.6%
Male51.3%48.7%
All49.3%50.7%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Female32%68%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Greenville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1422.4849.3
Non Family4,7371.1146.1
Female3,4543.6532
Married3,3643.0571.4
Male5873.4751.3

3.28

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

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Greenville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4687.36%
9th to 12th Grade2,55712.82%
High School Graduate6,35231.85%
Some College4,15420.83%
Associates Degree1,6668.35%
Bachelors Degree2,20411.05%
Graduate Degree1,5427.73%
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Greenville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black15,36211,9602,244
White4,1743,6311,390
Asian18614874
2+ Races1038838
Hispanic964514
Other Race6235
Native American4444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.78%.

Greenville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,273$32,307$23,138
Less Than 9th Grade$16,875$21,953$11,817
High School Graduate$21,835$29,470$17,196
Some College$25,651$28,807$23,951
Bachelors Degree$38,340$48,973$30,692
Graduate Degree$52,196$117,813$46,217

$27,273

Average Earnings

$32,307

Average Male

$23,138

Average Female

Greenville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Greenville Language by Age

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Greenville Language

97.55% of Greenville residents speak only English, while 2.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.15% of the population.

Greenville Language

Greenville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black24,61610,86144.12%
White4,7992765.75%
Hispanic1755833.14%
Multiple2614416.86%
Native432762.79%
Other1161916.38%
Asian24172.90%

37.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.32%

Male Poverty Rate

38.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Greenville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Native, with 62.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Greenville is Asian, with 2.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.37%.

Greenville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.42%
High School33.93%
Some College27.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.27%

Greenville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed71.26%
Female Unemployed69.51%
Female Employed21.73%
Male Employed10.69%

Greenville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Greenville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,025$47,717
Families$35,376$57,249
Married Families$64,167-
Non Families$18,407$30,552
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Income by Household Type

Greenville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

27.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Greenville Married by Age and Sex

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Greenville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Greenville Marital Status by Race

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Greenville Marital Status

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1,239

Number of Veterans

1,114

Male Veterans

125

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam489
First Gulf War265
Second Gulf War234
Korea111
World War II5

Greenville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74325
55 to 64321
75+226
35 to 54224
18 to 34143

Greenville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black7924.45%
White3458.00%
2+ Races5037.31%
Native American2761.36%
Asian2512.69%
Hispanic1412.50%

Greenville Veterans by Race

Greenville Veterans by Education

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19.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Greenville Veterans by Education

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52.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

14.1%

Unemployment Rate

Greenville Employment by Age

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Greenville Employment by Race

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Greenville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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86.76%

Born in Greenville

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of Greenville residents were born in the United States, with 86.76% having been born in Mississippi. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Greenville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202127,605-740-2.61%
202028,345-740-2.54%
201929,085-740-2.48%
201829,825-813-2.65%
201730,638-703-2.24%
201631,341-571-1.79%
201531,912-725-2.22%
201432,637-437-1.32%
201333,074-325-0.97%
201233,399-490-1.45%
201133,889-476-1.39%
201034,365-7,268-1.90%
200041,633-3,593-0.82%
199045,2264,6131.08%
198040,6139650.24%
197039,648-1,854-0.46%
196041,50211,5663.32%
195029,9369,0443.66%
194020,8926,0853.50%
193014,8073,2472.51%
192011,5601,9501.86%
19109,6101,9682.32%
19007,6429841.39%
18906,6580.00%

Greenville Population by Year